Puget Soundkeeper is a founding member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit focused solely on clean water. There are over 300 Waterkeeper organizations and affiliates on six continents fighting for communities’ clean water rights. Waterkeepers can be large or small, but every member patrols their waterway and enforces clean water protections when agencies and the federal government fail to do so.
The Waterkeeper movement began on the Hudson River, when a group of fishermen united to protect the river, their livelihood and the health of everyone living nearby. Their success sparked grassroots movements across the country, eventually leading to the seven original members that founded the Waterkeeper Alliance. Soundkeeper is very proud to be a part of the Waterkeeper movement and to support the work of partner organizations across the globe.